Bihar’s urban teledensity second best in country

PATNA: Bihar stood second within the nation relating to urban teledensity after Kerala in 2017-18. However, rural teledensity in Bihar was second lowest amongst main states within the nation right through this era with 44 connections according to 100 folks, in keeping with the state’s Economic Survey record tabled within the state meeting on Monday.

The survey said that Bihar witnessed an build up in its teledensity from 54 in 2016 to 63 in 2018. Teledensity refers to the number of phone according to 100 folks.


The survey said that 44,900 villages have been lined below tele connectivity of BSNL and 35 new Wi-Fi hotspots have been arrange within the state. The general coverage is 66% relating to house, 85% relating to population and 100% relating to national freeway, state freeway and rail routes. Altogether 68.5% of general villages in state had been lined by the BSNL.


With regard to infrastructure construction for the telecom community, the survey has said that 1,118 landline exchanges and 896 digital subscriber line get admission to multiplexers (DSLAM) for broadband services and products are operating in Bihar as on date.


The survey further said that 11 Wi-Fi hotspots are operating and 99 more are planned at vacationer and pilgrimage locations. “The state govt has initiated high-speed Fiber to Home (FTH) broadband connection challenge in collaboration with BSNL for neighborhood service centre and e-governance. It is first of all centered to hide 2,000 gram panchayats throughout Bihar below Phase-I and the remaining 3,200 gram panchayats below Phase-II of the challenge,” the record stated.
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